April Low-Carb Challenge–Blueberry Smoothie


This blueberry smoothie is very low-carb and tastes great.

I have a smoothie blender. Mine is Cook’s brand, but I was also given a Magic Bullet, and kept it for the camper since smoothies are such a favorite around here.

This is what I put in this smoothie to make it lower in carbs.

In the blender cup, I put:              1/2 cup frozen blueberries

6-8 (3/4-1 inch long) pieces of frozen bananas

1-1/4 cup almond-coconut milk (from a carton, not can)

1 teaspoon agave nectar

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Blend.  Enjoy.

When I swap out dairy milk for the coconut almond, I save a lot of calories and carbs. The almond/coconut milk has 35 calories per cup, and less than 1 gram of carbs.  2% milk has 120 calories and 11 grams of carbs.  The agave is sweeter than sugar, so it takes very little to sweeten the smoothie. The banana also helps sweeten the drink and gives it body.

We buy straws inexpensively from Cash and Carry by the large box, and everyone enjoys sipping smoothies with a straw, especially when the weather warms up.

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